Bangor Sidewalk Art Festival returns

Harmony Cardenas

This 12 months the party introduced in additional than 40 regional sellers to set their handmade artwork and creations on display.

BANGOR, Maine — Aspect of Harlow Avenue in downtown Bangor was shut down for most of the working day on Saturday for the return of the city’s Sidewalk Artwork Competition. The party, hosted by Downtown Bangor Partnership, is back right after a two 12 months hiatus because of to the pandemic. 

Much more than 40 sellers crammed the streets and sidewalks with their artwork. Artists introduced paintings, handmade creations like jewellery and clothes, photography, and printed merchandise to put on show. 

Stay performances also took location all through the day. Some of the musical performances provided Bangor Symphony Orchestra, Maine Academy of Modern Tunes, Firefly the Hybrid, and LVLGHTS. Ten Bucks Theatre also performed scenes from Romeo and Juliet in the afternoon.

This year’s function bundled additional courses for children to take part in. There was an instrument petting zoo, youngsters yoga, rock painting, confront portray, and a opportunity for little ones to learn how to bead.

Betsy Lundy is the executive director of Downtown Bangor Partnership.

“We desired to do one thing that would emphasize the arts and lifestyle atmosphere that exists right here by making the Sidewalk Art Pageant. So even a whole lot of the artists that you see walking all around, they are artists who have studios in Bangor and they’re in the higher stories of structures and this gives them an option to come down on the road and interact with persons,” Lundy mentioned.

Downtown Bangor Partnership also has a “1st Fridays” celebration on the initially Friday of each individual thirty day period exactly where local restaurants and retailers provide unique bargains and bargains as a way to attract people today to the metropolis.

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